Accession Number : AD0622036

Title :   VARIABLE CONDUCTIVITY FULLY DEVELOPED MHD CHANNEL FLOW.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kieffer,Paul Clement

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : Fully developed MHD channel flow was studied for several conductivity profiles to determine the effect of non-uniform conductivity on the flow variables. The velocity profiles, volume rate of flow, and shear at the wall were investigated. If the conductivity only varies near the wall, the flow is moderately affected. If the conductivity in the central portion of the channel varies, significant changes (as much as 300% error based on uniform conductivity results) can occur. Variable conductivity has its greatest effect when the conductivity increases from the centerline to the walls. Inflection points can occur in the velocity profiles when the conductivity decreases from the centerline to the walls. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY), GAS FLOW, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, MEASUREMENT, ERRORS, VELOCITY, TWO DIMENSIONAL FLOW

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE